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Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the offices are closed to the public, but staff can be contacted at 519-881-0431, toll free at 1-800-265-3005 or by email at  
All EarlyON Child and Family Centres are closed until further notice. Staff are available by phone for information and resources at 1-800-616-8116 
Regular Service: 
Plans, funds, and delivers services for the local child care and early years system, focusing on the integration of government initiatives, inter-agency coordination, and the development of new programs and services 
Services include:  
Child Care Fee Subsidy 
Coordinates and administers the delivery of fee subsidy and financial support to families in Bruce County who have children attending licensed child care, an approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider, or an Authorized Recreation Program * Families may qualify to have the full or partial amount of their child care costs paid 
Click here to view information for child care fee subsidy or contact Cindy Tanner, Child Care Program Supervisor at  
Special Needs Resource Program 
Supports the inclusion of children with special needs in licensed child care programs, camps, and authorized recreation programs at no additional cost to parents or guardians to maximize their learning opportunities by providing individualized programs, supports, and services 
Click here to view information for Resource Program or contact Tracey Shilvock, Resource Program Supervisor at 
EarlyON Child and Family Centres 
Provide services for children aged newborn to six and their parents, grandparents and other caregivers * The centres provide interactive early learning, literacy and school readiness activities that help give children a healthy start in life * EarlyON programs offer support and education to parents, and provide links and information about other early years services in the community 
Click here to view information for EarlyON or contact Kathy Johnston, Early Years Supervisor at 
Home Child Care Program  
Licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, licensed home child care provides quality child care in a home setting * Home Child Care Providers and their homes are carefully screened and approved * Approved Home Child Care Providers are also supported by Bruce County Home Child Care Case Workers through training, seasonal newsletters and regular and unannounced visits 
Click here to view information for home child care or contact Cindy Tanner, Child Care Program Supervisor at  
OneList Bruce County  
Online tool for parents to find and apply for licensed child care * Using this tool, you can:  
* find licensed child care programs near home or work  
* apply to multiple child care programs in Grey County or Bruce County  
* access your application anywhere, anytime  
Click here to find, locate and apply to multiple licensed child care services in Bruce County or Grey County * For assistance, call Support line 1-888-722-1540 or email
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information on any programs
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Walkerton
Address & Map
Bruce County Administration Building
30 Park St
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
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Intersection Park St and 1st St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact information
Office Phone 519-881-0431
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3005
Fax 519-881-4324
Primary Contact Tina Metcalfe, Children’s Services Manager; Fax: 1-800-265-3005; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 399 
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
CWD_NEWHUB_HEADINGGROUPS Child, Youth & Family ; Cultural & Community ; Financial Assistance
CWD_NEWHUB_HEADINGS Child Care ; Child Care Expense Assistance ; Child Care Expense Payment Assistance ; Children/Youth with Disabilities ; Financial Assistance Programs ; Parent / Child Programs ; Recreation for Children / Youth / Families ; Social Integration

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